This new film from documentary filmmaker Dale Schierholt was cowritten with Rockland author John Bird based on his book Rockland Maine: Rise and Renewal. Joining Schierholt and Bird on the production is local video historian Wayne Gray. The three had previously collaborated on a film about the Farnsworth Art Museum: Lucy’s Gift, Rockland’s Treasure.
The film chronicles the history of the city of Rockland from its settlement as a part of Thomaston to the city it is today, by tracing the ebbs and flows of its evolution through its ties to the sea. “The film is a real community project,” says Schierholt. “We couldn’t have gotten it made without the talents and contributions of so many local individuals and organizations.”